Thursday 29 February 2024
Jeremiah 17:5–10. Happy are they who hope in the Lord – Psalm 1:1–4, 6. Luke 16:19–31.
Our wake-up call
Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented’. (Luke 16:25)
In today’s Gospel reading, we read the story of ‘The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus’. In short, this Gospel reading is a wake-up call. How often do we allow today’s sentiments to tear the Gospel from the forefront of our minds? How often do we forget that we will be held accountable for our actions? Then, we encounter a Gospel reading like today’s . . . and pow! We remember there is a God, and we are not him.
Lord, may I offer all my perceived sufferings to you to relieve the pains and meet the needs of those genuinely suffering. Lord, may I deserve to be called to your bosom and be comforted.Email this Print This Page